The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the parish this Friday. It is an ongoing effort to keep the highways and roadways safe this holiday season.

Here is the information passed down to us from the Sheriff's Office.

In a continuing effort to keep the citizens of Calcasieu Parish safe, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the parish this Friday.

This checkpoint will target individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.  They have proven to be very effective in discouraging citizens from driving while impaired and people are more likely to designate a driver when they know sobriety checkpoints are being conducted.

This checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

--Kim Myers CPSO

So be careful and designate a driver this holiday season when you head out for the holiday parties.